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Re: Beta: Fatal Error: No DOCTYPE specified!

From: Jon Warbrick <jw35@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 09:54:52 +0000 (GMT)
To: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.44.0211010949340.27336-100000@virgo.cus.cam.ac.uk>

On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Terje Bless wrote:

> Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
> >Just ignore what I've written before and answer me, why and for whom is
> >it better if the validator refuses to validate instead of defaulting to
> >the most loose document type for validation?
> "For everyone involved!"

For this, and the related 'Default Character Encoding' issue, it would
probably help quite a lot if the error messages that report the lack of
DOCTYPE and/or Character Encoding mentioned that the Extended Interface
alows you to manually specify them.


Jon Warbrick
Web/News Development, Computing Service, University of Cambridge
Received on Friday, 1 November 2002 04:55:07 UTC

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